The Winning Formula

With 36 beautiful shades, it’s easy to find your perfect foundation match with L’Oréal Paris True Match Foundation.

Finding your dream foundation in the perfect shade isn’t always easy. Whether it’s lack of shade range or formulations that are too light or too heavy, it takes time to find the foundation that’s right for your complexion. But with 36 true-to-skin shades, it’s easy to find your perfect match with L’Oréal Paris True Match Foundation. The super-blendable formula not only matches skin colour, tone, and texture, but also minimises imperfections without weighing down skin. Here’s how to find your perfect L’Oréal Paris True Match shade for a flawless, radiant, and natural complexion

Sort your skin tone

While it can be tempting to opt for a slightly darker shade, the perfect foundation should be almost invisible. Think of it like a second skin: it should blend seamlessly into your skin tone. To find your perfect L’Oréal Paris True Match Foundation shade, you need to understand your skin tone. ‘Skin tone’ refers to the natural colour of your complexion when you’re not wearing make-up. You will have either fair, light, medium, or deep skin tone. To find the most flattering shade of foundation, you need to choose a shade that matches your skin tone.

Understand undertone

Now you know your skin tone, you need to figure out your undertone. Your undertone is the colour underneath your skin’s surface and will be warm, cool, or neutral. There are a few tricks you can use to work out which you are. Wearing a white T-shirt can help you figure out your undertone — or you can hold a piece of white paper up to your face. You have a cool undertone if your skin looks rosy or pink; warm if it looks golden or yellow; and if you look good in both white and cream hues, you’re probably a neutral colour. Looking at the colour of your veins on your inner arm can also help. Cool undertones tend to have blue or purple veins; green veins indicate warm skin tone; and if you’re unsure, you’re quite possibly neutral. 

L’Oréal Paris True Match Foundation carries 36 true-to-skin shades in various undertones. Each shade name includes a ‘C’ for cool, ‘W’ for warm’ or ‘N’ for neutral. 

Put it to the test

By this point, you should have a good idea of your perfect shade of L’Oréal Paris True Match Foundation. Trying out foundation shades on bare, clean skin is the key to selecting your final shade. While it’s tempting to quickly swatch foundation shades on your inner arm, the skin tone on your face and arms varies significantly. Instead, start with three shades that look like a good match and apply them in parallel lines on your jawline, extending the product from your cheek and onto your neck slightly. You’ll know you have found the perfect shade when it blends seamlessly into your skin. Once you’ve selected your shade, you’ll want to look at it in the right lighting. Checking your foundation in natural light will ensure that you’ve found your perfect L’Oréal Paris True Match Foundation shade.

Pro tip! 

Skin tone changes with the seasons. It’s unlikely that your winter foundation shade will still work with your skin tone come summer, so consider investing in a wardrobe of L’Oréal Paris True Match Foundation shades to keep skin flawless no matter the season.

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